Busy week

Last night I attended a governor Finance training and tonight a full governing body meeting. Both were very informative and I am glad I went, however neither concluded till after nine pm. I am so tired. After sorting out washing, dishwasher and pack lunches I am now snuggled up in bed listening to Matt reading a vegan cook book out… Read more →


Happy May day. In like a lion, be it a damp soggy lion, and out like sunshiney lamb.

St George’s day parade

St George’s day parade

Today the three bigger children attended the St George’s day parade as part of their respective scouting units. Here is a picture of Sophie in her beavers uniform

Our Christinas

Our Christinas

Aunty Tinanana came to visit today. We spent a lovely afternoon chatting and spending time with the children. Annie-Mo even smiled a sign she is definitely on the road to recovery, hurray. Christina’s play a very important role in our family at Dragondrop. We have three of them all shortening their name differently, which is handy or it would get… Read more →

Back to school

The children returned to school today. Only one more term to go until the summer holidays. This school year is speeding by. This morning I was worried as  Annie-Mo was still making no improvement. In fact she seemed to be getting worse. Her ears were so sore she couldn’t relax whilst feeding. Our doctors surgery is brilliant and an appointment… Read more →


Little lady is a little miserable but seems to be on the road to recovery, thank goodness. Just in time for her big sister’s birthday tomorrow.

Good Friday

We had a lazy day today but also quite social. We visited the children’s grandparents and were treated to hotcross buns and pink wafers. Sophie was in her element as she loves pink wafers, and when the blue ribands were brought out I think she nearly popped with happiness. Felix slowly ate his own body weight in hotcross buns. When… Read more →

First bbq

First bbq

Below are some pictures from the first bbq of the year. The friends were lovely, the food was delicious and the children had a great time decorating eggs. What a brilliant start to the bbq season.

McArthur Glen

Sophie has outgrown her school shoes. I prefer to buy Clarks shoes. I am not sure if they really are best for little feet now a days, but when I was little and my mum, a chiropadist, bought my shoes, she always bought them in Clarks. She used to talk about the damage other leading shoe manufacturers did to growing… Read more →


The children are winding each other up today. Each one is finely tuned to the others sensitive issues and is mercilessly agitating them and then complaining when their sibling reacts in an unpleasant manner. I have no siblings. I cannot understand why anyone would want to annoy, hit or be rude to anyone else. Apparently it’s all completely normal. Currently… Read more →

Scout cycling trip

Felix has been on a scout camp cycling adventure for the past 3 days. He had a wonderful time and arrived home today pink cheeked and glowing with outdoorness. After his bath he retired to bed with his cat for a well earned sleep.

Funny things children say

I was showing Sophie’s little friend our guinea pig. In a bid to introduce some educational facts into the situation, I pointed to Snowy’s red eyes and asked, ‘ do you know what you call an animal with red eyes?’ Sophie’s friend looked up at me as he replied with absolute certainty, ‘evil’.

What’s The Theme Tune Of Your Life?

Wet Wet Wet, ‘Goodnight girl’ was number 1 on my 14th birthday.  Apparently your 14th birthday tune is your life theme tune. Obviously, looking at the above single proves that that idea is Rubbish! In America the number 1 at that time was Right said Fred ‘I’m too sexy’. Maybe not better but definitely funnier. Have a go by clicking… Read more →